Must-Have Kitchen Accessories That Will Help You Stick to Your Healthy Eating Goals

With restaurants offering limited dining options across the U.S. due to COVID-19, many of us are spending more time cooking at home (or learning how to cook!) than ever before. Those who are new to cooking—as well as those who have kicked their cooking habits up a notch—have probably found that they’re missing some much-needed … Continued

The History of BBQ in St. Louis

There’s a smokin’ hot BBQ scene in St. Louis. The Show-Me State’s love affair with BBQ ribs began more than a century ago, when a steamboat cook named Henry Perry picked up discarded slabs of ribs from the Kansas City stockyards and used locally harvested hardwood trees to slow-smoke them. Today, St. Louis residents consume more BBQ … Continued

How to Decorate Your Apartment with Houseplants

In addition to being a trendy decorative element, houseplants add tons of life and beauty to apartments. Now that we’re spending more time indoors, it is particularly important to add houseplants to your home, as they can significantly brighten a living area and bring life to even the smallest spaces. In addition to bringing light … Continued

What Every Cyclist Should Look for When Apartment Hunting

In urban areas across the country, bike culture is more robust than ever. Roughly 870,000 people report commuting by bicycle—many of them young and urban residents—according to the U.S. Census. Countless more travel by bike to visit friends, do chores, and to get some fresh air and exercise. In fact, national bicycle ridership grew 40 percent between … Continued

Helpful Tips and Storage Hacks to Maximize Your Apartment Space

Since we’ve all been spending more time at home, you’ve likely invested in new items for your apartment. Perhaps you’ve built out a home gym during the lockdown, or you’ve expanded your home office during this extended work-from-home period. Upgrading your apartment can make sheltering-in-place a lot more productive and enjoyable. But with purchasing these … Continued

Tips for Upgrading Movie Nights in Your Apartment

When was the last time you went to the movies? Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many movie theaters across the country remain closed out of an abundance of caution. Even in communities where theaters are open, not everyone feels comfortable going to see the latest film indoors with strangers during a pandemic. Still, it’s hard not … Continued

Tips to Brighten Your Apartment This Winter

As we lose daylight, maximizing sunlight while in an apartment becomes very important for fighting the winter blues— especially with so many of us spending more time indoors due to COVID-19. While it’s easy for the cloudier winter days to get us down, there are plenty of easy ways to freshen up décor and make … Continued

Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Home Gym in Your Apartment

Exercise is more important than ever this year, as many of us are spending more time at home in front of the computer and less time outside commuting to and from work. Throughout 2020, cities and states have increasingly tightened restrictions surrounding gyms and fitness centers to limit the spread of COVID-19. While some residential … Continued

Tips for Reducing Your Apartment’s Heating Bill This Winter

All across the northern half of the United States, people are switching from AC to heating as winter approaches. Since the majority of us are spending more time than ever at home, it’s a top priority to stay warm, happy, and productive without running up the heating bill—especially for those working from home. After all, degree for degree, heating … Continued

How to Give Back this 2020 Holiday Season

The holidays have always been a time for contemplating what we have, not what we lack. The holidays are a time for gratitude, of which English writer G.K. Chesterton said, “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Acting on our gratitude is important. A spirit of giving galvanizes neighbors and neighborhoods alike when we focus on … Continued